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H, E, double "hockey sticks!" 
May 5, 2010 10:13 pm 
Updated: May 7, 2010 1:19 pm
Hey all, I need to vent, but the dogs/cats won't care, so you all will help, I hope!  I just discovered that my new tv delivery was attempted TODAY, AT 5:19PM!!!  HMMMM.  I was cooking dinner, and J was either moving the water hose, or on his computer...  I wonder how it can be, that no one was here to take delivery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm ready to spit nails, as this is the 3rd time since mid Dec, that packages were delivered to the WRONG HOUSE, or now, "nobody home!"  It has taken me many attempts to get a ph # for UPS, I guess they don't like to give out that info... hmmm WONDER WHY!  I like to mail order, but am seriously thinking that many businesses are going to lose my patronage, simply because of these (I'll try and remain polite...) MISHAPS!  During the past few years, I have never encountered this type of total ineptness from a delivery service until last Dec!  I am tempted to call the 800 #, but fear that I would be very RUDE, to put it mildly...  I have already sent an email to the business I bought the tv from, but doubt by the am this issue can be sorted out...  A long time ago, a joke I heard was that the service in question was going to merge with FEDEX, new name being FEDUP!!  Truth is, FEDEX at least finds the right house!  I can't help but think that the same driver will go to the same (incorrect) address tomorrow, and I will get some kind of email telling me my wonderful new tv is being returned....  If UPS leaves a note on the door saying I must go pick it up, won't do me a bit of good, if the note is left on the WRONG DOOR!

Thanks all, I will wait to hear from Costco, and perhaps at some point tomorrow, when I can muster up my nerve, but not be rude, crude, and socially unacceptable, I might just have to call UPS! 

Till next time, just CRAZY-MAD
May 6, 2010 2:38 am
welcome to the world of "delivery an pick up" i deal with that type of stuff all day an all i can say is "HANG IN THERE I FEEL YOUR PAIN"
May 6, 2010 5:21 am
hey stevie i'm sorry you wasn't there to get your tv...you know i would as for fedex to deliver next time...all ups knows to do is drive very fast...throw your package at your house...i would call & tell them you was home if the person had came to the right house...i feel your pain..they are so bad here that i just have then leave it at my post office.(.small place i live at everyone knows everyone)then post office calls me to let me know package has arrived.well maybe today you will get your tv...hope it is still in working order..keep us posted...ttyl
May 6, 2010 5:25 am
oh on the dog/cat thing...i tell my cats/dog mommy is having bad day so be kind to me & they do if im sitting they are on my lap & if i'm trying to walk they are under my feet...ha ha got to love our kids
May 6, 2010 7:02 am
It has gotten to the point that now I just call and tell them I will come pickup the package at the terminal if I happen to miss them. Since we live way out in the sticks I can usually hear them pull in the drive because they knock once turn around and leave in like 15 seconds, leaving you wondering what delivery you have missed. I swear they make out the missed delivery slips before they leave the terminal every morning.
May 6, 2010 4:18 pm
I sent something to my DIL at work. They returned it "address unknown" She works in a Fire House which I noted in the address. If you know where they keep trying to misdeliver maybe you could put a note on that front door directing them to your house.
May 6, 2010 9:10 pm
Try www.UPS.com. Look under "Support". Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find contact UPS. There is an 800 number and a snail mail address and an email address. Personally, I would do a snail mail and keep a copy. I find that in this day and age, paper mail gets more attention than electronic. We have been very lucky with our local deliveries. I think that you need a really good and big house number so that they can not use it as an excuse. We got a solar lit house number and haven't had any problems since. Good luck! And complaining isn't rude as long as you remember that the person you are complaining to isn't the one doing the delivery. It might help the company if you point out that the driver isn't delivering your packages. In any case, if it is that they can't read your house number, find out before you need emergency services.
May 7, 2010 1:19 pm
Thanks all, some good advice most definately, but I fear our place, and another nearby house differ in address ONLY by us Place, and them Street! Idiot drivers just don't notice the difference, and leave the packages on the wrong porch! Even yesterday, when the tv DID ARRIVE! the driver told me that he went there first... Guess I need to use another service, or get out, and by stuff at the retailers...
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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